Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Model United Nations Program Honored

Stevenson’s Model United Nations team was named one of the nation’s top 25 high school squads for the 2017-18 school year. SHS earned the honor from Best Delegate, a leading advocate for the Model United Nations program. Stevenson was one of 27 schools listed in the 12-state Midwest Region, which featured 13 teams from Illinois.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Malnati’s Next Week

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., in Buffalo Grove. Mention the fundraiser when placing a dine-in, carryout or delivery order (online orders do not qualify), and 20 percent of the pre-tax purchase will go to the band program. See this flyer for more information.


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Wednesday, Sept. 5 Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Round Lake 0: Sophomore Anthony Skordilis nailed a 20-yard free kick in the 61st minute, his second of the season, as the host Patriots improved to 4-1. Senior keeper Zach Klaber made seven saves for SHS, which has only allowed four goals in five games while shutting out two opponents. Sophomore Alem Duratovic was credited with an assist on Anthony’s goal. The Panthers fell to 3-4. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Libertyville, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17: Senior Sophie Sorenson had 14 kills, 11 digs and two aces as the Patriots (7-3, 1-0) rallied on the road in their North Suburban Conference opener. Junior setter Grace Tully recorded 25 assists on 95-of-97 setting. She also served two aces, had three kills, made seven digs, blocked two shots and had two block assists. Senior Annie Armgardt made two solo blocks and assisted on three others. Junior Lily Cozzi added seven kills, while sophomore Makayla Uremovich contributed four kills, a block and two block assists. Sophomore Emerson Kouri led the team with 12 digs. Junior Abby Keevins had 11 digs and also dished out four assists on 7-of-7 setting. The Wildcats dropped to 4-6. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Buffalo Grove/Hersey/Wheeling 3: Senior Samuel Shellist scored two goals in 15 seconds, and classmate Zachary Wesley recorded three assists as the Patriots opened their season with a win at West Meadows Ice Arena. Samuel’s goals came late in the first period as SHS built a 2-0 lead. Junior Emmett Baker extended the lead to 3-0 with a goal early in the second period. The BG-H-W coop team answered with a pair of goals to cut the lead to 3-2 before senior Carter Devlin provided an insurance score early in the third period. Senior Adam Offenbach had two assists for Stevenson, which finished second in the state last season. Seniors William Kopka and Seth Cohen also had assists. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 14 saves.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Varsity Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 25, Libertyville 32; Mundelein 20, Stevenson 43: Senior Alex Beckerman paced the Patriots at Diamond Lake Recreational Center in Mundelein. He finished the 3-mile trek in 17:28.49. Junior Anthony Rodriguez was 10th (17:33.24), junior Corey Pacernick took 12th (17:49.42) and sophomore Wesley Park finished 13th (17:59.73). Other points-earners for SHS were senior Daniel Saltz (16th, 18:24.86), sophomore Jack Lee (17th, 18:26.71) and junior Cameron Sprague (18th, 18:36.52).


In the Patriot football team’s win over Neuqua Valley on Friday, senior John Greenbury kicked the 35-yard field goal that gave SHS the lead for good. Tuesday’s Digest reported senior Jack Baruch as the kicker.


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Freshmen, Sophomores Can Submit to the Half-Wit

Do you want to see your published work in a magazine? Luckily, the Half-Wit is now open for submissions! We accept poetry, prose, art and photography. The Half-Wit is exclusive to freshmen and sophomores. Feel free to submit anything you have, even a creative essay from English class that you feel particularly proud of. We accept multiple pieces per person. Please submit your piece(s) to Mr. Barnabee at Include your name, ID number, and the genre of the work.


Today’s Stagecrafters meeting has been canceled.

Zumba Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. in the Aerobics Room (Room 2110). If you have questions, contact Ms. Antillera at

Club Israel is baking on Friday! Join the club after school in the food lab (Room 1406).  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Argentar at

Model United Nations, voted one of the top 25 programs in the nation for last school year, will meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7044.


College representatives are coming to the College Career Center this fall to meet with interested students. To see the list of all colleges coming to visit, and to sign up to meet with a representative, visit the College Rep Visits web page.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Applications are due to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 5.


Not in a fall sport? Allied Bowling is getting ready to begin. If you are interested in being an Allied Student Partner who helps encourage and develop the SEL skills of our allied bowlers, come to an informational meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Room 1618. Bowling occurs on Tuesday and Wednesdays from Sept. 25 through Oct. 17, ending with a tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20. You don’t need to know how to bowl to be a part of the fun! Questions? Contact Ms. Warkins at

All student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2018-19 school year. There are eight possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs. The other dates this year are Oct. 18, Nov. 8 and 29, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 25.


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